Curatorial Intern - Fall 2019


Contemporary Art


Curator, Contemporary Art






Sept – Dec, 2019 (or a 4-mo. period to be arranged)

Deadline to Apply

August 22, 2019

Purpose of Internship: The intern will assist with research, planning and writing for upcoming exhibitions, assist with the administration of artist opportunity programs, and help to plan and execute public programs.

Educational Benefits

  • This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the curatorial  and administrative aspects of a major non-profit contemporary art program.
  • Learn how exhibitions are conceived, developed, and mounted.
  • Learn how BRIC uses its contemporary art exhibitions to engage and educate the public.
  • Learn how contemporary art initiatives can be part of larger multi-disciplinary programming.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Interns will be assigned to projects depending on their skills and interests.  They may include:

  • Conduct research on artists; assist with preparation of PowerPoints for upcoming shows.
  • Write artist biographies for use in exhibition brochures and catalogues as well as exhibition wall labels.
  • Assist with preparation of documents such as artist loan forms and exhibition binders; also contribute to BRIC’s blog.
  • Help coordinate the open calls and panel reviews for two major artist-opportunity initiatives, a summer residency program and a year-long Media fellowship.
  • Assist in planning and executing programs and public events related to contemporary art exhibitions.
  • Assist with gallery docent duties and engage the public in the exhibition.
  • Assist with tasks in conjunction with the art sale that is part of BRIC’s annual fall gala.
  • Act as gallery attendant for one shift (4-5 hours) weekly.

Upcoming Exhibitions include

Beyond Geography: Contemporary Art and Muslim Experience.
September 12-November 10, 2019
In collaboration with the Brooklyn Historical Society.

President Bodies: Papermaking at Dieu Donne
December 4, 2019 – February 2, 2020
In collaboration with Dieu Donne, a papermaking studio and artist residency.

Death Becomes Her
February 19 – April 19, 2020
In collaboration with Green-wood Cemetery.

Desired Education/Experience/Skills

  • Students majoring in art history or curatorial studies strongly preferred.
  • Rising juniors or seniors, or those who have just received a BA. 
  • Good general knowledge of and interest in contemporary art and culture.
  • Excellent writing and research skills.
  • Good phone and communication skills.
  • Highly organized and detailed; ability to keep track of information on multiple projects.
  • Knowledge of PC and Mac computers. Computer programs including, Microsoft Word and Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Photoshop.
  • Familiarity with basic design programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.


Minimum 16 hours per week during the academic year for a minimum of 10 weeks, generally during the day, but some evenings will be included for public programs.

BRIC will provide a Metrocard for travel to and from BRIC.

How to Apply

Email with subject line: Curatorial Intern. Please write a brief cover letter in the body of the email and attach resume.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.